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'06 Wrangler Rubicon Replacement
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By Nimrod
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2010 Nissan Xterra Off-Road 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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After Telluride last year and Moab this year I decided it was either Big $$ to upgrade the Rubicon or stop and go in another direction. Here in Northern NM mountains, the Xterra has very capable attributes. I've had it on one of the roughest off-roads in the area with no problemes at all. The ground clearance is better than a stock '06 Rubicon and the stock tires are taller. The extra wheel base gives the Xterra an edge over the Rubicon for comfort. Cargo space is a huge winner and the power sealed the deal. The AT takes some getting use to in 4WD as I now drive with the brake rather than the gas/clutch. I'm 6'4" and the fit is perfect. Family's 9th Nissan w/wife's current '09 Pathfinder


Best Features

Power, Bilstein shocks, ground clearance, firm seats, quiet ride, cargo space, good 360 degree view.


Worst Features

Needs serious slider bars for the rocker panels. Skid plates are a joke - Wife's cookie sheets just might be thicker. Heated outside mirrors and ext. temp gauge would help. Bulbous front bumper should be replaced with a real bumper and good tow points. Needs a lock for the storage space on top.


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I was wrong
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By Josh
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2010 Nissan Xterra Off-Road 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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I wrote a poor review on my new off road X back in December. I had a couple of rattles but Nissan fixed them. The rattles in the dash are only when it was cold and the dealer came through. The more I drive my X the more I love it. The power of the v6 is great and you really get use to the stiff ride. It actually handles great for a truck and very sporty. Overall a great vehicle. I have to admit me first impressions were way off. I really enjoy my x and it was good choice.


Best Features

Ground clearance, easy clean seats, great power, towing and amazing handling. I have never driven a truck that handles as well.


Worst Features

Get rid of the plastic cargo area. Get rid of the uncomfortable head rests (I guess there suppose to prevent whip lash?) Please make a sun roof an option. That's it otherwise it's great!


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Nice simple truck
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By Tyler
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2010 Nissan Xterra SE 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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We have had the Xterra for 6 months now, and it has been great. It has great power for an SUV, and is pretty roomy inside for my family of 4. I get around 16 mpg in town, and around 20 on the freeway. I am 6'3" and have plenty of leg room. While it is plenty quiet on the pavement, when you get on a dirt or gravel road, the it resonates and is quite loud. I have the tow package, and have towed a small trailer once, it did great.


Best Features

Power, looks, trip computer.


Worst Features

Heated seats and a thermometer. I can't believe there is no thermometer on a car this expensive!!


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My Xterra
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By cbw
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2010 Nissan Xterra S 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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I was looking around for a new truck. I was waiting on the new F-150, but Ford make them so big now, it wouldn't fit in the garage. So, I went the SUV route. The Xterra is one of the few built on a fully boxed truck frame for better strength. Sure it may use a little more gas than the others but it's a rock and it will run when you need it. I only have 800 miles on it and so far very impressed. I just hope it will get better when it's broken in. I tossed in a K&N panel filter and I am getting 19 in town. For those who don't know, Nissan rates it @ 15 in town.


Best Features

Power, seats are supportive, room and storage bins around the center console. It won't stop at 100 like my wife's Escape.


Worst Features

Glove box a little too small. Put in 5yr 100k coolant to cut down cost a little. At 40 it has already shifted into top gear and it will moan because you are going too slow for the gear.


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Tough
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By cbw
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2010 Nissan Xterra S 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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If you want to increase your mileage, toss in a K&N filter. I am getting 19 in town with the air on. I can't complain too much since I did upgrade from a car. Sure you are going to burn a little gas, but it's worth it for a compact SUV with a fully boxed frame. The ride is quiet even @ 80,90, 100, it's a rock.


Best Features

Power. Seats are supportive. Room.


Worst Features

Toughen up the interior materials a bit more.


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